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Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1980-08-30


Topics Live concert


Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O, Cassidy, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Cold Rain & Snow-> Looks Like Rain, Easy To Love You, Althea, Jack Straw Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, CC Rider-> Ramble On Rose, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date August 30, 1980
Venue The Spectrum
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Soundboard
Lineage Set 2 SBD> MR> DAT> DAT Clone> CDR
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Notes

2nd set only; SBD>MR>DAT>DAT Clone>CDR; via Rich Graboyes; Seeded to etree by Willy

Reviews

Reviewer: kee-zee - - July 2, 2014
Subject: The weather down here so fine
Nice warm sound to this SBD..Hot Scarlet>Fire then CC Rider and Ramble on Rose~ interesting placement in the 2nd set..the rest of the 2nd set is well played with a sweet Black Peter..The Spectrum had some killa shows through the years~Philly always showed love back to the band~!! GIVE IT A WHIRL>>>Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!!
Reviewer: feather0926 - - August 31, 2013
Subject: my 6th show
It's hard to believe that I was a little less than a month away from my 15th birthday these 2 shows were an early birthday present from my aunt. I only I had attended 5 shows prior to this one & only the Philly shows beginning with January 5, 1979. The Scarlet>Fire is great but the Black Peter>NFA is HOT! HOT! HOT! The 1st set is also well played.
In fact give both of these Philly shows a listen your ears will thank you.
Reviewer: PHILLYW - - August 30, 2010
Subject: I agree with My Cousin
Sid Weiss got it right.
Reviewer: sharkmanlpn - - April 22, 2010
Subject: Got on the Bus
My first show, my first microdot, never the same changed my life. Some how I wound up upfront for Sugar Mag that was it. Nice SBD 5 stars for me thats for sure
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - July 17, 2006
Subject: There are better 1980s shows
Some nice guitar work by Jerry in some places, but not as exciting a show as many others in this era and others. Not Fade Away seems to come out of nowhere and abruptly end. Like the first set, vocals are uneven.
Reviewer: hyperboy - - September 19, 2005
Subject: Smokin' set!!!
Damn. This is now my favorite post May 1977 Scarlet. Fire is OK...but Scarlet is cookin'....Billy and Mickey are smokin' during the transition phase.

This entire set is sick! I wish the whole show was here. Sound quality is awesome too!
Reviewer: steve sharkey - - July 26, 2005
Subject: My first show
I never was the same Bobby broke a string on sugar mag and I melted into the floor the rest is history
Reviewer: jerrysmissingfinger - - June 5, 2005
Subject: new speedway
greetings all, just wanted to say howdy. i just have a question and I didn't know where else to ask it. I really want your opinion on the best new speedway boogie. i've always loved that song and only heard it a few times at thje show I went to. please help. peace and love and God Bless the Grateful Dead
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - - May 10, 2005
Subject: A friend or two I love at hand.....
Jerry does a nice Black Peter and of course the Scarlet>Fire is a smoker.
Also as mentioned real nice sound.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - March 11, 2005
Subject: Set II only
Sound quality A+, but the seperation of channels is where this really shines.

End of Scarlet>fire is really hot and the CC Rider is whacked out and Bobby is deleriuous... Ramble of rose??? Spirited song selection and not sure why they do not play this stuff in second sets anymore this is superb music. Check out that point in Eyes where Jer can either wind it down arnd the 7:00 mark right before 'sometimes we live...' and he just keeps banging it out. I like the jump out of space as well.... Sugar Mag is off the charts...

Sorry I missed this show the other 1980 shows I did catch were 5's.
Reviewer: zkdunn - - February 18, 2005
Subject: Sid's right
real nice sound Q...follow his advice thru the many great SBD's and the few AUD's...
Reviewer: fireonshakedownstreet - - November 6, 2004
Subject: Scarlet>Fire
There is only one reason you need this folks: Scarlet Begonias>Fire On the Mountain. The end of Fire on the Mountain reaches some unreal heights. Again I thank the Archive and wonder why I was born in 1981.
Reviewer: sid weiss - - September 18, 2004
Subject: amazing sound quality
Reviewer: barry d - - August 15, 2004
Subject: Haunting, laid-back, and full of magic
This is an excellent sounding recording. The band is mellow and relaxed, which is what I remember from being there. Brent adds plenty, in an understated way, that works! Phil can be felt throughout. Definitely worth the download. My only reason for not giving five-stars is to leave room for the most amazing shows that come up. Is the August 29th show out there?
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